Easy Tile Sign - Kind Words Are Like Honey6:00:00 AM
I am working away on my kitchen and living room revamp, and I just had to make some artwork for the new space. I stumbled across this quote in the Silhouette Design Store and I just had to make a sign from it. I loved that it's a Bible verse and it talks about food (honey). Even better that it reminds all of us the importance of speaking kindly to each other!
This project is very easy if you have a craft cutter like a Silhouette Portrait or Cameo. All you need is a large format tile and some vinyl.
First, I purchased the cut file. Size up your design to fit the sign.
But I didn't want to just have 1 color of vinyl on my sign. I selected white and gold vinyl. But how do you make sure that you match everything up? Create a square on the design to match up your pieces like in this layering technique from the Silhouette School.
This makes it fool proof to line up your pieces - just place a square next to what you want to line up. When you cut the file, either change colors of the cut lines or move off to the side the items you don't want cut in the color, but leave the square to cut each time. Then, after you weed out all the excess vinyl, you line up the squares as you transfer the vinyl to your tile.
Easy to do, not so easy to say. Be sure to check out the Silhouette School tutorial; she describes it much better than I.
Simply put, the steps to make this sign is this:
Clean your tile (mine is a glossy glazed 8"x18" ceramic tile)
Cut your vinyl (affiliate link)
Apply your vinyl using the squares to line everything up.
Either lean your sign up again the wall or use adhesive hangers (like heavy duty plate hangers) to hang the piece up.
Done! Enjoy a sign that looks more like an enamel piece than an upcycled tile!